– Derek Prime & Alistair Begg
(from Heartcry, Issue 31)
This is a revised and expanded version of Derek Prime’s earlier book Pastors and Teachers.
Five basic convictions govern the content of the book:
1. Christ’s special gift to His Church is the gift of pastors and teachers.
2. The pastor and teacher is an elder among other elders in the local church (regardless of wheter the term elder is used or not).
3. The work of elders–by whatever name they are called–needs to be encouraged and developed.
4. Whatever the pattern is for shared leadership in the local church, there must be a leader among leaders.
5. Both the pastor and teacher himself and the church fellowship of which he is a part need to be clear as to his function and place in the body of Christ.
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